Social Shorthand online story format

I recently came across a captivating online reporting/story format that uses photos and video to an interesting effect.  I thought I’d give it a try.  Here is the result.

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The BBC Travel story that captured my attention has many more format features. It is probably an upgrade or the Pro version.  That story is here:

Shorthand Pro intro has a fascinating ‘intro’:

I don’t care for the Twitter interface, nor do I think posts need to be ‘shorthand’, as evidenced by the BBC Travel article and the apps own demo articles.

Is this just a novelty for displaying photos?  Will this innovation result in new ways of posting and communicating?  Time will tell.



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